Tour de Singkarak 2016: A Celebration of Indonesian Culture and Sport
Tour de Singkarak is an annual balap sepeda (bicycle race) held in Sumatra Barat, Indonesia. The race is named after Mount Singkarak, a volcano located in the province. Tour de Singkarak is one of the biggest cycling events in Southeast Asia, and it attracts riders from all over the world.
The 2016 edition of Tour de Singkarak was held from August 6 to 14. The race covered a total distance of 1,074 kilometers, and it featured eight stages. The first stage started in Solok, and the final stage finished in Padang.
The 2016 Tour de Singkarak was a celebration of Indonesian culture and sport. The race passed through some of the most beautiful and historic places in Sumatra Barat, including the Minangkabau highlands, the Lembah Harau canyon, and the Maninjau lake. The race also featured a number of cultural events, such as traditional dances and music performances.
In addition to the racing, Tour de Singkarak is also a great opportunity to experience the culinary delights of Sumatra Barat. The province is home to a wide variety of dishes, including rendang, nasi kapau, and sate padang. The race route passed through a number of towns and villages, and there were plenty of opportunities for riders and spectators to sample the local cuisine.
The 2016 Tour de Singkarak was a huge success. The race was well-organized, and the atmosphere was electric. The riders put on a great show, and the spectators were treated to some amazing racing. Tour de Singkarak is a truly unique event, and it is a must-see for any cycling fan.
Here are some of the culinary delights that the riders of Tour de Singkarak 2016 experienced:
This is a spicy beef dish that is considered to be one of the national dishes of Indonesia. It is made with beef that is slowly cooked in a blend of spices, including turmeric, chili peppers, and lemongrass.
This is a type of rice dish that is named after the town of Kapau in West Sumatra. It is made with a variety of ingredients, including rice, vegetables, and meat.
This is a type of satay that is made with beef or chicken that is marinated in a spicy peanut sauce. It is usually served with a side of rice or lontong (rice cakes).
This is a fish curry that is made with a variety of spices, including turmeric, chili peppers, and coriander. It is usually served with a side of rice or lontong (rice cakes).
This is a type of soto (soup) that is made with beef or chicken that is cooked in a spicy peanut sauce. It is usually served with a side of rice or lontong (rice cakes).
I hope this blog post has given you a taste of Tour de Singkarak 2016. If you are ever in Sumatra Barat, I highly recommend checking out this amazing event.
Stage 1 (Saturday, 06 August 2016)
Kabupaten Solok to Kota Payakumbuh, about 96,6 km.
Start from dari Dermaga Danau Singkarak melewati Ombilin-Rambatan-Pasar Batu Sangkar-Pasar Baso-Kantor Balai Kota Payakumbuh-Limbukan-Labuh Basilang-Pasar Ibuh-Tugu Adipura-Simpang Kaniang Bukit-Simpang Napar-Simpang Bunian-Simpang Kasda and finish at Ngalau Indah.
Stage 2 (Sunday, 10 August 2016)
FromLimapuluh Kota to Tanah Datar, about 119,5 km.
Start from Lembah Harau Waterfall dan melewati Pertigaan Simpang Sariklamak-Lubuk Bangku-Kelok Sambilan-Sariklamak-Simpang Kaniang Bukik-Tugu Adipura-Tugu Labuh Basilang-Pasar Halaban-Pauh Tinggi-Balai Tangah-Sitangkai-Guguak Cino-Stadion Batusangkar and finish at di Istano Basa Pagaruyung.
Stage 3 (Monday, 08 August 2016)
From Pasaman to Pasaman Barat, about 122,8 km.
Start from Equator Bonjol Pasaman dan melewati Lurah Barangin-Taman Hutan Kota-Kota Lubuk Sikaping-Rimbo Panti-Cubadak-Duo Koto-Talamau-Talu-Pasar Simpang Empat and finish at Kantor Bupati Pasaman Barat.
Stage 4 (Tuesday, 9 August 2016)
From Padangpanjang to Agam, about 150 km.
Start from dari Markas Secata Padangpanjang melewati Serambi Mekkah-Fly Over-Terminal-Bak Air-Jalan Raya Bukittinggi Padang-Sicincin-Simpang Jagung-Tugu Tabuik-Kota Pariaman-Simpang Apar-Naras-Sungai Limau-Tiku-Lubuk Basung-Maninjau-Kelok 44-Embun Pagi and finish at Lawang Park.
Stage 5 (Wednesday, 10 August 2016)
From Pesisir Selatan to Kota Pariaman, about 152,6 km.
Start from Pantai Carocok melewati Tugu Uha -Jalan Abdul Muis-Jalan Prof Dr Hamka-Bukit Putus-Terminal Sago-Bayang-Tarusan-Barung Belantai-Teluk Kabung-Bungus-Bukit Lampu-Teluk Bayur-Gran Zuri-Simpang Kandang-Kantor Gubernur Sumbar-Simpang DPRD-Simpang Bandara-Simpang Tugu Ikan-Simpang By Pass-Simpang Padusunan-Simpang Cubadak Air-Simpang Apar-Simpang Tugu Tabuik-Simpang Terminal-Gapura Pantai Kata and finish at Pantai Gandoriah.
Stage 6 (Thursday, 11 August 2016)
From Padangpariaman to Sawahlunto, about 149 km.
Start from Pantai Tiram-Simpang Ulakan-Pauh Kambar-Simpang Parit Malintang-Jalan Raya Padang Bukittinggi-Fly Over-Bypass -Simpang Lubuk Bagalung-Indarung-Panaroma-Tugu Ayam-Kota Solok-Muara Kalaban-Kota Sawahlunto-Lap Segi Tiga and finish at Taman Satwa Kandih Sawahlunto.
Stage 7 (Friday, 12 August 2016)
From Sijunjung to Dharmasraya, about 133,4 km.
Start from Gedung Pertemuan Pancasila, Muaro Sijunjung melewati Simpang Sungai Angek-Perkampungan Adat-Tugu Bundo Kanduang-Tapian Diaro-Tanah Badantung-Klirian Jao-Ktr Bupati Dharmasraya-Sungai Dareh-Simpang Sikabau-Koto Tua-Sitiung-Kota Padang Dalam-Simpang Tiga Koto Baru-Pasar Koto Baru-Simpang Empat Koto Baru-Kota Padang Luar and finish at Sport Centre Dharmasraya.
Stage 8 (Sunday, 14 August 2016)
From Bukittinggi to Padang, about 146,5 km.
Start from Istana Bung Hatta Bukittinggi-Panorama-Simpang Tembok-Kantor Balai Kota Bukittinggi-Simpang Mandi Angin-Simpang Taro-Lapangan Kantin-Padang Luar-Simpang Malalak-Sicincin-Jalan Padang Bukittingi-Jalan S Parman-(Jl. Juanda-Jl. Veteran-Jl. Pemuda-Simpang Hang Tuah-Jl. Samudra-Danau Cimpago and finish di Tugu Perdamaian Kota Padang.